Study Reveals America’s Most (And Least) Patriotic State
Are you proud to be an American? Maybe, but you'd be hard-pressed to be as proud as the people in this state.
The rankings were compiled by looking at two fields -- military engagement and civic engagement -- which were then broken down into 13 different categories.
With all that taken into account, the most patriotic state is -- drum roll, please -- Virginia, which edged the state on the extreme outpost of the country, Alaska.
The top 10 was a real hodge-podge of location -- south, east and west are all represented -- but the least patriotic states had a common bond, with the lion's share of those coming from the East Coast (New Jersey has the dubious honor of placing first).
America's Most Patriotic States
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
America's Least Patriotic States
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- New York